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WILLIAMSPORT Frank P. Burkett, 93, formerly of Ellerslie, died Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Homewood at Williamsport.
Born March 10, 1924, in Ellerslie, he was a son of the late Clarence and Erma (Porter) Burkett. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie E. (Myers) Burkett in 2015; and a brother, David Burkett.
Survived by sons, Dale Burkett and wife, Barbara of Ashburn, Va., Edward Burkett and wife, Debra of Gaithersburg; a brother, James Burkett and wife, Ruth of Florida; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Burkett was a former member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Ager Road United Methodist Church, Hyattsville. He had worked as a television technician for a over 30 years and then took a job as a technician with the D.C. Metro working on the fare card machines. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Bronze Star recipient.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday May 11, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, May 12, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at Porters Cemetery, Hyndman, with military honors by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ellerslie United Methodist Church, PO Box 358, Ellerslie, MD 21529.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 8, 2017
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